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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Mild Ale
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Higher abv version of Thwaites mild, which has been sold under various names.
Previously sold as Very Nutty Black
Normally brewed solely for the home market, Daniel Thwaites has broken all the rules with an export strength version of its award winning ale. The same great well rounded flavours and nuttiness lie within but bottles will now leave Lancashire destined for the Far East (Leeds) and even remote areas of the southern hemisphere (such as Watford).


3monkeys' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3monkeys (1) - watford, Hertfordshire, - APR 17, 2012
Yes it has made it to the far flung corners of the world down here in Watford and it is well worth imbibing if you like dark mild, in fact iím having one right now and jolly good it is too : )


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5529) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
500ml bottle from Booths. Pours dark brown with a short-lived off-white head. Aromas of caramel, light nuttiness, fruit. Taste is light sweet, light chocolate. Sweet finish. Better on cask.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1574) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown, some light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, sweet. Toasted.
Taste: Malt, sweetness, nutty. Easy drinking at least.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £1.99
Info: 28/3-2015, 72/300M, BB: 31/5-2015

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
earsonheart (8) - Kharkov, UKRAINE - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
This beer has no aroma. Iím serious. But color is black and beautiful. Tast is average dark beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (284) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Black colour with a large frothy tan coloured head with lacing on the glass. Sweet malt aroma with maybe a hint of nut. Smooth and silky with a taste of malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lux_edwards (173) - - JAN 17, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head that dissipate quickly. Aroma is light as is the taste. Palate is overly filtered and boring.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (221) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
0,5 l bottle from the English Shop in Bonn. Clear, very dark reddish-brown with a slowly diminishing, creamy, tan head. Weak aroma of roasted malts, nuts and dark chocolate with hints of dark fruits. Sweetish taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice. Slightly metallic and bitter finish. Medium body, slightly creamy texture (a bit watery though), flat carbonation. Okay beer but not fantastic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (254) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Dark in colour with not much in the way of head. Fruity, sweet and a bit nutty. Very easy drinking and rather nice!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1559) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, dark mahogany body with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and liquorice. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, liquorice and nutty. Thin body.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Fruity, malty, yeasty. Taste: Low bitterness, sweetness and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low carbonation, abrupt fruity malty fairly non finish. Comments: Ok and glass lace. Pretty bland.
Earlier Rating: 1/12/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick ivory/tan head. Aroma: Raisin, a hint of chocolate, orchard fruit, bread and toffee. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness and low bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, abrupt toffee, raisin, malty sweet, sour finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace. Rating is for bottled version 3.9% ABV.

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottgoeft187 (6) - taipei, TAIWAN - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
I am surprised by all the low scores on this.... it is not the best i had but thr nutty black is overall a beer i would keep in stock and even drink as a session beer since it is only 3.9ABV. It stands for normal times great for sports nights, and also would be good to hve at a steak dinner.not a world class brew but a good one to be sure. Hint i suggest pouring it into a pint as this type would be best in. It lets your head be better.


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